ALI MCGREGOR is a singer based between Melbourne and London. She started her career as a principal soprano with Opera Australia then ran away with the circus in the form of hit show La Clique (La Soiree). She is now an award winning cabaret performer who has performed everywhere from Glastonbury to Carnegie Hall and is one of the most in demand performers on the international festival circuit. She was nominated for an ARIA award in 2014 and in 2015 was awarded a Green Room Award for her contribution to cabaret and she most recently won a coveted Helpmann Award for her cabaret show Yma Sumac - The Peruvian Songbird after successful seasons at Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the Sydney Opera House.
After wrapping two critically acclaimed seasons as Co - Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016/2017 alongside Eddie Perfect, Ali then returned as sole Artistic Director in 2018. She most recently conceived an opera ‘Lorelei’ with music/lyrics by Casey Bennetto, Gillian Cosgriff & Julian Langdon that debuted at Victorian Opera in November 2018 and is a part of Opera Queensland forthcoming 2020 season.
CHUNCHO from YMA SUMAC: The Peruvian Songbird
Feelin' Good Inc from Club Swizzle, Sydney Opera House
"...matching the trumpets note for note in the high register or delivering some incredibly shimmering, whistle-like slides into the stratosphere. Her spectacular mambo take on Mozart’s Queen of the Night aria, à la Sumac, had the audience eating out of her hand."
"First class, and top shelf. There’s no reason why Yma Sumac, The Peruvian Songbird should not tour all over the world. It is that good."
"Ranging from deep, earthshaking bass to dizzying, sky-scraping high notes there are not enough superlatives to describe Mc Gregor's voice, or how listening to it makes you feel right in the core of your being. Completely exhilarating."
"Five stars really do not fully import the wonder that is this show. Don’t miss it."
"This is an unforgettable show."
"...powerful, empathetic, and a little bit miraculous."
"the big star of McGregor’s act is her voice, that does tricks that even a circus performer could only dream of replicating.'
"Ali McGregor In Decadence was faultless."